Collins Breakfast

This month’s Collins Community Breakfast is sponsored by the Mother’s Club on Oct. 6, at the Collins Community Center.

Visit from IPTV’s Dan Wardell

Dan Wardell from IPTV will be at the Collins Public Library on Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 2 p.m. He will be reading to the children a book from our new collection. Thanks to the Libri Foundation and the Friends of the Library, Collins Public Library received $1,050 worth of new children and middle education literature. Join us for refreshments, a good book and a look at our upcoming renovation!!

CAPOOT Pickin’ & Plowin’ Day

CAPOOT Pickin’ & Plowin’ Day is coming up on the 19th of this month. Come watch or operate several two-row corn pickers, which will harvest 25 acres of corn on the Don Struthers farm. We will also be shelling the corn on site. Conditions permitting, we’ll also be able to moldboard plow as well. The event will take place one mile east and one mile north of Collins, 30232 710th Ave. Starting at 10 a.m., the local 4-H club will have food and drinks. Call 515-231-7955 with questions.

In memory

Jerry and Patty Nichol’s daughter, Pam Nichol, passed away Sept. 25. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Donna’s Thought for the Day

"A purpose in life is a life of purpose."

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